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Question DetailsAsked on 9/20/2011

Is Borax laundry detergent a safe and effective way to treat fleas in the home?

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I have read that some people use it in their carpets as a flea killer, but I'm not sure if it works or not! Be careful using anything on carpets. Test a small area first. I one ruined my carpeting with a carpet cleaner that I didn't test first.

Answered 8 years ago by Katie J.


Asa 35 year veteran of the pest control business I would not use Borax laundry detergent. There is a borax product available called Borid that will work on fleas. However you will need a hand duster to apply it and knowleged of how to do so in a safe, effective manor. Additionally Boric acid will take a while to work normally 30 days.

You might be better off calling a professional.

Doug Longfelllow

NaturZone Pest Control


Answered 8 years ago by NaturZone

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